I am trying to achieve, for lack of a better term, a speckled shading in Photoshop. I'm not getting the right effect using noise (even with a gaussian blur) or setting the layer to dissolve.
Here are a couple of good examples of what I'm referring to (they are not exactly the same, but they seem to employ a similar style):
(less so the top edge, more so everything else)
I'd appreciate any help (and, if I'm referring to this technique incorrectly, please let me know)!